Middle East

Over-the-top revenues to quadruple in MENA region

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Over-the-top video revenues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are set to more than quadruple between 2016 and 2022, according to new research.… Read more

Internet ‘transforming traditional TV viewing’ in MENA

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The boom in smartphone and internet penetration is transforming traditional TV viewing patterns in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to Frost &… Read more

Iflix expands into MENA

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South-East Asian SVOD provider Iflix has expanded into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with launches in eight territories. The service is now… Read more

Asian Netflix rival Iflix launches in Middle East in JV with Zain

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South-East Asian SVOD provider Iflix is launching a version its service in the Middle East and North Africa in a joint-venture partnership with Kuwait-based mobile… Read more

MENA pay TV revenue estimates downgraded

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Digital TV Research has downgraded its pay TV revenue forecast for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by US$1 billion. The research firm… Read more

Comedy Central to make Middle East originals

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Viacom’s fledgling Comedy Central channel in the Middle East is moving into original production with a new stand up comedy series for the regional net.… Read more

China’s CCTV signs new channel distribution deal with Eutelsat

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China Central Television (CCTV) has signed a distribution deal with Eutelsat to broadcast three of its channels in HD across Europe, the Middle East and… Read more

Starz Play Arabia raises funding to expand service

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Starz Play Arabia has raised a “multi-million dollar” funding round, which it plans to use to expand its services and partnerships. Existing investors including SEQ… Read more

DTVE November Issue 2016

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With pay TV subscriber growth levelling off in mature markets, or even going into decline, the Middle East and Africa are more than ever seen… Read more

Interview: Starz Play Arabia CEO Maaz Sheikh

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Starz Play Arabia has carved out place in the MENA video market and has its sights set on further growth, CEO Maaz Sheikh tells Andy… Read more

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